Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Update shemupdate - Woohoo! Tournament Report!

Yeah - sorry for the lack of updates.  I have been out of town at an event plus finishing up the Wargames Raffle army.  Fun fun fun.  So if you have been reading this - you know I went to the Alamo 40k Gt this past weekend in San Antonio.  To cut to the chase - I got 2nd Overall and went 4-1 and had a could ass kicking by Tau in Game 4.  Fun times!

Here is the list I brought - I would do some changes if I played it again - they will be at the end.  I don't know what to do Versus Tau but going Big will hopefully get you there.  Will see if Eldar are going to be a kick to the teeth with my flavor of Slaanesh pain.

HQ: Keeper of Secrets, Greater Gifts X 2, Lvl 3 Psyker
HQ: Herald of Tzeentch, Exalted Gift, Lvl 3 Caster, Locus of Conjuration
HQ: Herald of Tzeentch, Exalted Gift, Lvl 3 Caster
Troops: Plague Bearers X 10
Troops: Plague Bearers X 10
Troops: Pink Horrors X 20, Iridescent Horror
Heavy: Daemon Prince, MoS, Armor, Wings, Greater Gift X 2, Lvl 3 Psyker
Heavy: Daemon Prince, MoS, Armor, Wings, Greater Gift X 2, Lvl 3 Psyker
Heavy: Daemon Prince, MoS, Armor, Greater Gift X 2, Lvl 3 Psyker

RD 1 - Versus - Darryl with Drop Pod Space Wolves

His list - 3 Rune Priests, 3 sets of 4 ML + 1 Plasma Cannon Long Fangs, 4 Grey Hunter Packs with Pods - Double Melta X 2, Melta X 1, Flamer X 1

Primary - 5 Objectives - Win = 14pts Tie = 7 Loss = 4
Secondary - Control more Table Quarters - Win = 4pts Loss = 0
Tertiary Objectives - First Blood, Line Breaker, Slay the Warlord
Set up - Modified Hammer and Anvil (slightly smaller thing)

I went first, flew forward to do some damage and rolled a 3 on the Warp Storm table.  My super awesome Flying DP with Iron Arm, Warp Speed, and Endurance exploded when he roll like a 14 on the Instability test.  I think I failed Endurance too so yeah - boom there goes first Blood haha.  I still just took it with a grin (it is how you play Daemons) and move on.  Darryl dropped aggressively and he stopped like 10 out of 12 spells when I tried to cast.  Lucky for me one was a Hallucination and I was able to roll a 3 on one Rune Priest unit. That let my Keeper get in, get to killing and just allow me to grind him down.  I ended up having 3 Objectives to 1 and had 2 table quarters to his 1.  I left his Warlord and Grey Hunters group alive in the end.

Warp Storm highlights/lowlights - Rolled 3 two times in a row - one lost me First Blood the other I rolled low.  Yay!

Win for me - 18-5

RD 2 - Versus - Brian with Daemons as well

His list - Herald of Nurgle w/Locus of the Funk X 2, Herald of Tzeentch w/Locus of Conjuration, Bloodthirster with 2 Greater Reward, 20 Plague Bearers, 13 Plague Bearers, 20 Pink Horrors, 7 Beasts of Nurgle, 6 Screamers of Tzeentch, 2 Nurgle Grinders with Phlem

Primary - 3 Objectives - Win = 13 Tie = 7 Loss = 4
Secondary - Most units in no mans land in the middle
Tertiary - First Blood, Slay the Warlord
Set Up - Vanguard Strike - Middle is No Mans Land

I let Brian go first, I got some good spells and just came forward and slowly picked him apart.  It was a bit of a rough game as it seemed to just south for him.  I was able to move up with Daemon Princes, pick apart the Soul Grinders and I think the Warp Storm did more damage to me.  The Warp Storm was not nice to me this weekend haha.  I ended up killing all his models in the end.

Warp Storm highlights/lowlights - I killed a few of my guys with random rolls as usual.  I think I got one Screamer so it was a wash for me.  

Win for me - 19-4

RD 3 - Versus - Mike with Space Marines

His list - Captain on a bike with Toys, Bike Squad with Plasma Guns X 2 and Fist Sarge, 10 Man Tactical Squad with Plasma Gun/Lascannon, 3 Man MM attack bike squad, Storm Talon, Thunderfire Cannon, Devs with Missile Launchers, Rune Priest, and 10 Grey Hunters with 2 Flamers and a Rhino.

Primary - Purge the Alien - Win = 18 Tie = 9 Loss = 4
Secondary Objectives - First Blood, Slay the Warlord
Set Up - Dawn of War

Mike is a "local" from Killeen.  Nice fluffy list and a good player all around.  This was not a good match up as it is hard to get KP from me and I can easily get them from him.  The Highlight of this was stealing his Thunderfire cannon 3 times with Puppet Master.  That thing did a lot of damage for me and I wish I could have one too haha.  Still a good player and he did well for the event.

Win for me - 20-5

Warp Storm highlights/lowlights - Nothing to note - it was a pretty lame one.  Grim Book did good for me this game as well as Warp Fire

RD 4 - Versus - Brandon with Tau

His list - Broadsides X 3, 2 Hammerheads, Etheral, Devil Fish X 3 with Fire Warriors with Pulse Carbines and EMP Grenades, 3 12 Man Tau Fire Warrior Squads, Cadre Guy, Aegis Line with Quad Gun, and 3 sets of 4 man Pathfinder units.

Primary - Big Guns Never Tire - You need to get scoring units in your opponents Deployment Zone - that was the objective. Win = 16 Tie = 8 Loss = 4
Secondary Objectives - Destroy the most Heavy Support Units - 4 pts for the Win
Set up - Modified Hammer and Anvil like above

Brandon is my coworker and buddy.  I talked about this game a bit but I lost two DP's turn one.  The Grim Book did not work for me and there was no point in finishing it.  Brandon ate me a bit and gave me some ideas to try out to work versus Tau.  I don't think it is unbeatable but it is very hard hah.  

Loss for me - 20-4

Warp Storm Highlights/lowlights - nothing as I just played one round.  I ate brunch with Brandon and my wife and had a nice time - so that's a win.

RD 5 - Versus - Chris with Daemons

His list - My Bloodthirster with 2 Greater Gifts, Keeper of Secrets with Exalted Gift, Lvl 2 Caster, and a Greater Gift, 2 DP's of Slaanesh with Wings and Gifts etc with Lvl 3 Casting, 2 sets of 16 Bloodletters, and 2 sets of Daemonettes as well.

Primary - Purge the Alien - Win = 14 Tie = 7 Loss = 4
Secondary - Pick 4 total Elite, Heavy, and  FA - Kill them get 4 Points max
Tertiary - Slay the Warlord and Line Breaker
Set up  - Dawn of War

This was the game where I just had better Psychic powers.  I did do something dumb and give his Thirster a 3+ FNP (he had a 4+ and I tried to Warp Flame him out).  I played defensive, he came in to punch me, I knocked guys down and was able to control the game from there.  The one walking Iron Armed jerk punched his Thirster and I ended up winning in the end.  

Win for me - 20-7

Warp Storm Highlights/Lowlights - Rolling a 4 during your turn versus Daemons is pretty boss.   That whip becomes nasty hehe.  I really wanted a Lord of Change and the 3rd flying DP.

So yeah in the end I got 2nd Overall a new Dreadknight kit that I plan on Daemoning up and I ended up grabbing the Tau the winner got because he was not happy with his games of kicking butt and not enjoying it. I plan on making Angry Tau for the heck of it with a Farsight bomb nonsense idea.  I don't want to buy too much just looking at trying it out to see if I can get some finger flipping Tau Jerks.  I will talk about it later on.

Here is the new list I would play if I had to redo it all.

HQ: Keeper of Secrets, Greater Gift X 2, Lvl 3 Caster
HQ: Lord of Change, Greater Gift X 2, Lesser Gift, Lvl 3 Caster
Troops: Pink Horrors X 10, Iridescent Horror
Troops: Pink Horrors X 10, Iridescent Horror
Troops: Pink Horrors X 10, Iridescent Horror
Heavy: Daemon Prince, MoS, Greater Gift X 2, Wings, Armor, Lvl 3 Caster
Heavy: Daemon Prince, MoS, Greater Gift X 2, Wings, Armor, Lvl 3 Caster
Heavy: Daemon Prince, MoS, Greater Gift X 2, Wings, Armor, Lvl 3 Caster

This is what I plan on making and tweaking the Daemon Princes I have etc.  For those that have seen my cards - shoot me an email if you want them.  I plan on making Nid ones as well in the next few days for those that wanted them.

Woohoo - with that done - the Paint list - some models and well - yeah!

Paint List
7 Plague Marines for Wargames Con Army - Done!
5 Havocs with Autocannons - Just built tonight - paint maybe tomorrow?
1 Lord of Change Test Design - Dreadknight is gonna get crazy!
1 Test Angry Tau - This will be fun
Plastic Dudesmen - Script done, Drawing Done - Need to color
Logo for Frontline Gaming thing - Drawn - need to tweak to figure out

2 Terminators - Primed
Some number of Vets
Drop Pod - Yup!

Build the Hammerhead/Skyray etc - it is sitting there looking at me

I think I need to email some people who were talking about commissions.  Will see if it gets filled up this month.  It has been a bit rough/slow etc so hopefully it will pick up a bit.  Wargames Con will see me try to sell off my Grey Knights - when I get a chance to count it all out will see if someone wants it.  It is a ton of Purifiers, Strikes, Dreads, and Rhinos etc.  Fun times indeed - and as usual I will be drawing etc there.

Models to check out as well.

My Slaanesh Herald - Combi Dark Eldar plus Slaanesh bits.

Converted Heldrake - much easier to fly with

Plague Marines - they got infected by some kind of parasite growth.


Gareth Smith said...

Hey goatboy,
My names Dice Jesus, fellow gamer from across the pond, how's it going?
I took feel you pain on tau, they are a challenge. I have both tau and daemons in 6th, and air does seems yah is a bad match up. Would love to share a discussion at some point.
So what are you doing for the psychic cards I'd love to see your idea, currently I'm stuck with the pen and paper plan, which gets confusing.

Thanks for your time
Dice jesus

Thomas aka Goatboy said...

Shoot me an email address and I can send them to you. Do you have photo shop?

Gareth Smith said...

Yeah man I got cs6 suite. I'm studying illustration at university.
Email addy is : garethsmith1988@gmail.com
Are you attending etc this year? I hope to be there next year.

Thomas aka Goatboy said...

Not this year - will send that to you later on today.

Gareth Smith said...

cheers buddy appreciate that.